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From not speaking the language to competing for the national team at Tokyo 2020, Belgian runner Isaac Kimeli is aiming for gold

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Kenya's golden grasslands and lush cornfields are a far cry from the rolling hills and green forests that run across Beersel in Belgium, a province just outside Brussels, where budding Olympian Isaac Kimeli has been...

An American Sign Language interpreter will now appear at all White House press briefings

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The Biden administration will have an American Sign Language interpreter at every White House briefing, press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday. "As a part of this administration's accessibility and inclusion efforts,...

Supreme Court: Sotomayor denies Biden rule is vaccine mandate, despite clear OSHA language

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"There's no requirement here. It's not a vaccine mandate. It's something totally different. And I don't know how much clearer than six fifty-one Congress could have been," Sotomayor said during the oral arguments. SU...

Whitehouse.gov relaunches to include Spanish language communications under Biden

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Washington The Whitehouse.gov website was updated on Wednesday to reflect that Joe Biden is the new President of the United States, and it now also includes a Spanish language section which had been removed during Do...

Raiders’ Jon Gruden used racist language in 2011 email about NFLPA chief DeMaruice Smith: report

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Gruden’s email was obtained by The Wall Street Journal on Friday and included remarks about Smith’s facial features. "Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin tires," Gruden wrote in the email, according to The...

Only about 2,000 people speak the Cherokee language fluently. The tribe is saving some vaccine doses for them

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Even before the pandemic hit, the Cherokee Nation was dealing with a crisis: the potential disappearance of its native language. Only about 2,000 people alive on this earth can speak the Cherokee language fluently. ...

‘Method to the madness’ of FAA push for gender neutral language about drones: Tammy Bruce

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The agency's Drone Advisory Committee has been tasked with exploring how the FAA and the aviation industry as a whole can embrace gender-neutral language rather than terms like "airman" and "unmanned aircraft". Polit...

Lorde rerecorded five ‘Solar Power’ songs in Māori language

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Lorde's sunny, contemplative new album, "Solar Power," celebrates natural wonders and the singer's beloved New Zealand. That idea of the restorative power of nature, though, is one the album shares with her home cou...

NASA is naming the rocks and soil on Mars in the Navajo language

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NASA is naming landmarks and geological features on Mars in the Navajo language. The Perseverance rover's team, in collaboration with the Navajo Nation, has been naming features of scientific interest with words in...

The Atlanta Braves want to help preserve the native Cherokee language

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Professional sports teams have long been scrutinized for their use of Native American culture and imagery. In response to renewed discussions about these issues, the Atlanta Braves are launching a new effort to help...

Rapper T.I. chalks up Amsterdam arrest to language barrier issue, calls it a ‘slight miscommunication’

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The rapper, who claimed in an Instagram post that he had been "locked up" for using his cell phone while biking, returned to the U.S. on Wednesday. He offered up a quick clarification to the incident he believes was ...

Tammy Bruce: Democrats ‘weaponize’ phrases like ‘anti-racist’, ‘Jim Crow’; ‘whoever controls language wins’

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TAMMY BRUCE: Because the so-called woke vocabulary infecting every corner of our culture, from terms like "systemic racism," "anti-racist," "voter suppression" "Jim Crow 2.0" "equity" and so many more are all deliber...

Massachusetts’ Brandeis University lists ‘policeman,’ ‘congressman’ on ‘oppressive’ language list

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If there’s a campus barbershop, it shouldn’t be talking any "walk-in" appointments, as the term has been deemed "ableist." Brandeis’ Prevention, Advocacy and Resource Center is described on the school’s website as a ...

Kirstie Alley slams ‘nullifying’ of women’s abilities after doctors urge inclusive language: ‘chestfeeding’

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The 70-year-old actress criticized the guidelines as "nullifying of women" and their ability to breastfeed. "I’m a little tired of the degrading and nullifying of women and their abilities. Breastfeeding is one of o...

Raiders coach Jon Gruden described head of NFL players union using racially insensitive language in 2011

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Jon Gruden, head coach of the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders, used racially insensitive language to describe NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, who is Black, in an email sent in 2011, according to ...

The pandemic is changing the English language

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